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Bethune-Cookman Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Bethune Cookman University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
98%
Admission Difficulty for Bethune Cookman University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Bethune-Cookman and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Bethune-Cookman is 98%.  It ranks #53 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Bethune Cookman University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 5,803 out of 5,938 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 84 percent (SAT 840/980 ACT 15/19). Bethune Cookman University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.11. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Bethune-Cookman application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 30.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Bethune Cookman University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Bethune-Cookman SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
840-980
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Bethune Cookman University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 400
SAT Composite 25th 840
SAT Scores for Bethune Cookman University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 500
SAT Math 75th 480
SAT Composite 75th 980
Average SAT Score 910

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bethune Cookman University?

Bethune Cookman University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 86 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 840 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 770. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 910 out of 1600. Bethune-Cookman ranks #31 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bethune Cookman University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
980 and Above Good >99%
910 to 980 Avg + 98%-99%
840 to 910 Avg - 96%-98%
770 to 840 Reach 93%-96%
Less than 770 Low <93%
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Bethune-Cookman ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
15-19 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Bethune Cookman University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 13
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Bethune Cookman University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 18
ACT Math 75th 17
ACT Composite 75th 19
Average ACT Score 17

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bethune-Cookman?

Admission data indicates that Bethune-Cookman regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bethune Cookman University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bethune Cookman University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
19 and Above Good >99%
17 to 19 Avg + 98%-99%
15 to 17 Avg - 96%-98%
13 to 15 Reach 93%-96%
Less than 13 Low <93%
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Bethune-Cookman GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.11
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Bethune Cookman University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Bethune-Cookman. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bethune Cookman University was 3.11 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #36 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.11 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bethune-Cookman accepts 98% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bethune Cookman University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 7.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 12.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 12.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 16.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 31.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 15.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

67% of Bethune Cookman University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bethune Cookman University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 67%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Bethune Cookman University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,080 1,858 5,938
Accepted 4,004 1,799 5,803
Acceptance Rate 98% 97% 98%
Enrolled 445 235 680
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 13% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 30, 2023
Days left to Apply
171

Applicants have 171 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 30, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Bethune Cookman University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bethune Cookman University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bethune Cookman University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bethune Cookman University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=132602 IPEDS survey data for Bethune Cookman University.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Bethune Cookman University?

98% of those who apply are granted admission to Bethune-Cookman. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Bethune Cookman University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 840 and 980. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Bethune Cookman University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 19. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.